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To save you from your Bridezilla self.

Just last week, a bride went viral for all the wrong reasons. The unknown Canadian woman (identified simply as Susan) went AWOL on Facebook, slamming everyone from her best friend to her prospective husband in the social media rant to end all rants. The problem? People had an issue with gifting her $1,500 EACH in order for her to have her quote unquote, “Kardashian for a day moment”. YIKES!

From start to finish, the foul-mouthed post would make even the most meticulous, demanding bride-to-be blush. We get it: planning such a momentous occasion is no doubt a huge source of stress and diva moments are bound to occur. However, planning your nuptials doesn’t allow you to be a big pain in the ass.

Whether you’re already conceptualising your big day or just dreaming of a future celebration, a wedding planner is one way to ensure the event goes off without a hitch, and help you keep your sanity intact along the way.

Here are some of Ireland’s most well reputed, respected, and reliable wedding experts. The J-Lo to your Matthew McConaughey, shall we say……. (although we don’t recommend you go falling in love with your Fairy God Planner...)

Tara Fay/Xena Productions

As Ireland’s longest established wedding planner, Fay has been orchestrating picture-perfect celebrations since 1997. With her company, Xena Productions, she set the mould for an all-encompassing firm that can co-ordinate everything from décor and design to entertainment and props for bespoke events of all kind.


Sharon Griffin/Frog Prince

This company will ensure you don’t sweat the small stuff, because it will be swiftly taken care of. Owner Sharon Griffin had her “a-ha” moment 11 years ago while planning her own wedding, which led her to create a company that could help engaged couples with everything from florals to furniture rental.

Making wedding magic every single day! I look at this video and indside in my heart of hearts - I’m so grateful to our amazing Frog Prince team, who work from 5am - 8pm all weekend long and they are so proud of the joy bring and the magic we make! To our clients who put the upmost trust in us thank you, you let all this beauty happen every wedding and to the legends of industry colleagues we work with every weekend! Who do this for the love of people and beauty and the heart, it’s always the heart and love, yes all for love. Big shout out to the team today, the best of the best! Tap for deets. Thank you, thank you, thank you - Dream Job, Dream Clients, Dream Team ♥️ @waterlily_weddings_ @storyofeve @the_lous @virginia_park_lodge @outdoorweddingcompany

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Gotcha Covered Dublin

Led by Patrick Bennet, Gotcha Covered's event planning skills have been the proverbial 'icing on the cake' for brides all over Ireland. Planners at this innovative and highly recommended company are familiar with everything, including minute details like table accessories and lighting. They are even adept at themed events, should you fancy a little something different for your memorable day. 


Waterlily Weddings 

Michelle Johnstone Clark, founder of Waterlily Weddings, strives to execute beautiful events with couples who come to her with their vision. The Wicklow-native prides herself on her in-depth knowledge of landscapes across Ireland, often helping steer brides and grooms to consider locations or backdrops "off the beaten path".


Petal & Twine

This Cork-based boutique wedding design and styling studio has been an integral part of many couples' big days, elopements, proposals, and engagement parties. Ran by Gabi Kmitas, Petal & Twine focuses on individually crafting each romantic event to suit the couples' vision - aided by a dash of their own creative and knowledgable input.

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